So I've just created a new NFTS partition to install Mandrake on. I put in Mandrake CD1, reboot, but the installation screen never comes up. It shows the Dell splash screen as usual and proceeds to load XP . (I've tried the CD in both of my CD/DVD drives, no luck.)
Also, another thing, I've read something about boot loaders like Grub. Are these neccessary to be able to have a dual boot system? I've had a dual OS system before with Win98/Win2k and I don't recall needing any special software to choose the OS. I would just get a black and white screen at startup that allowed me to pick which OS I wanted to load.
Thanks for the help in advance. Also, if there're any other potential issues I should know about (no, I don't have an LG drive), don't hesitate to tell me